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During the recent past, arbitration has been a very active area of the law, including the United States Supreme Court taking on quite a few cases which promote arbitration agreements and enforce them. In this valuable 3.3-hour, June 23, 2022 program, Patrick M. Connors, Esquire comprehensively covers these important developments. He also provides many planning, drafting, and pleading tips and warnings. Patrick M. Connors is the Albert and Angela Farone Distinguished Professor in New York Civil Practice at Albany Law School where he teaches, inter alia, New York Practice and Procedure. Among his many accomplishments, Professor Connors is the co-author of New York Practice 6th Edition, which is known as “The Bible” on New York civil procedure.
Major topics include:
History of arbitration
Federal Arbitration Act
Federal Arbitration Act and recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on preemption
CPLR 7515. Mandatory arbitration clauses; prohibited
The Federal Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act
Class action waivers in arbitration
Gateway/threshold issues for the court
Arbitration, health care and camps
Arbitration and employment contracts
McCarran-Ferguson Act v. FAA
Multiple agreements between the parties
Can an arbitrator award punitive damages?
Enforcement of arbitration awards
Challenging arbitration awards
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